Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop
Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators — particularly native southeastern blueberry bees — although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job. This is especially true for commercial rabbiteye blueberry producers in Mississippi and Louisiana. With sufficient pollinators, they have been able to increase the percentage of flowers setting fruit from 10-30% to 70% or more. A mature rabbiteye blueberry bush can produce as much as 15 pounds of berries.